Australian Council on Children and the Media

Screen Free Week May 5-11 May 6, 2014

Screen-Free Week is an annual, international celebration when schools, families, and community groups pledge to spend seven days without entertainment screen media. Instead of watching TV, surfing the web, or playing video games, they read, play, think, create, get physically active, and spend more time with friends and family.

The week is a project of the US based Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood but is spreading to become a global event. One Australian organisation participating is Pittwater Council in NSW where local residents of all ages are being invited to keep an activity log of what they do during the week with the possibility of winning a prize.